5 Engagement Shoot Tips For Great Engagement Portraits

The engagement session is a great idea for many reasons! Here are a few tips.

  1. Use this shoot as a practice shoot for the wedding day. When I shoot engagement sessions I am watching and learning about my subjects. I look for body language, height differences, flaws, laughter and much more. As I learn, I adapt the shooting style and lighting to make for better pictures. I pose each couple differently and we practice these poses and have a blast during the shoot.

  2. Find a fun location that fits for you both. I find most couples are comfortable being photographed doing something they enjoy. Be it bike riding, hiking, on a beach or in Central Park. We want to have a great experience with you guys so lets find a unique location that describes you as a couple.

  3. Dress smart. bring extra shoes. We walk a lot. Not all scenarios are best for those 6 inch heels. Coordinate colors nicely and if you have a theme use those colors too. They will look great in the signature guestbook.

  4. Ladies, this is a great time for your trial makeup session. Plan ahead and see how the makeup looks in pictures.

  5. Shoot for prints, these shots will be amazing. You are starting a journey, document it, lets make a great album to pass on to future generations.

Engagement Photos on The Hiline by NY Wedding Photographer

Engagement Photos on The Hiline by NY Wedding Photographer

Rockland County Engagement Photos

Rockland County Engagement Photos

Apple Picking Photo Shoot in NY

Apple Picking Photo Shoot in NY

Most importantly, have a lot of fun!

A longer bridal veil allows for a lot of creativity during the couple shots on your wedding day. Kristen and Andrew had so many beautiful images to choose from but I really like this shot because it captured the fun and emotions of their relationship.

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Orchard Beach Engagement Session ~ So much fun with Lily and Ryan. We shot photos at the nature center at Orchard Beach and continued to the NY Botanical Gardens train show to get in some holiday fun. Such a fun couple!

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The CV Rich Mansion was the location for this great wedding event. Kelsey and Mark had so much fun and really celebrated the love they share with family and friends. You can see the love in Kelsey's eyes as she said her vows, so touching. The Women's Club of White Plains really did an amazing job with the catering and service. Platinum Entertainment DJ's kept the party going all night long and really killed it. Amazing Day!

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Your wedding day memories will have a lot of flash back moments and quick memories of the mood you were in and the excitement going on. Your wedding day will move fast and Christopher's Photography Studio can capture all the great details of your big day. We offer both photography and video services to capture those details for you and you can just enjoy the day.

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The beautiful Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown Ny was home to this great couple for an evening to celebrate a great love. Family and friends all gathered to watch a great wedding ceremony happen. Tappan Hill Mansion provided a great backdrop and fantastic catering. Christopher's Photography Studio was the Westchester County photographer that captured the event.

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